Karen Abrahams is a bona fide multi generational Texan.
She grew up on a small Texas ranch of 2,500 acres.
From the age of 14, winning her first talent show until the present, she still performs at venues such as Gruene Hall, Old Settlers Festival and tours in US and Europe. Her first band was a bluegrass band that won two categories in Florida:
Best Vocalist and Best New Band.
After several years she started a blues band called "Bellyfull of Blues" that opened for the likes of Johnny Winters to John Lee Hooker. She was listed Blues Vocalist of the Year and is in the Florida Blues Hall of Fame. She missed her home of Texas,so she headed back here and started taking her writing more seriously. She has several CDs out as well as other projects.
AWARDS / SPECIAL MENTION
Karen has a chapter in Peabody Award Winner's Kathleen Hudson's book,
"Texas Women Singer Songwriters"
She won two Global Music Awards in Jazz and Blues categories in Austraila.
Karen was recently was listed in Esquire Magazine's Top Ultimate Cover Songs for Download, for her version of "White Rabbit" with the Austin Lounge Lizards.
All CDs have been reviewed favorably. Her Texas / Americana / Roots sound is bolstered by her powerful vocals, songwriting abilty, and driving rythym guitar.
"One Gutsy singer"
As a songwriter she was a Kerrville New Folk Winner and was a finalist in Winterhawk N.Y. Bluegrass Festival,
She won the coveted "B. Iden Payne Award" for Original Music in Theatre in Austin,Tx.
was awarded Best Original Score from the Austin Critics Roundtable
Karen has several musicians that have performed with her for years.
Marvin Dykhuis or Bradley Kopp on guitar, Richard Bowden on fiddle, David Carroll on upright bass and Chip Dolan on keys/accordian or Eastside Flash on keys/dobro.
Karen and her band put on an extremely versatile, enjoyable and energetic show.